Wednesday, 13 February 2019

The flying boat ...(at the dockside ...)

The wings finished on the flying boat; plastic palm leaves layered and gaps filled with PVA; painted to somewhat resemble large feathers
 at the dockside , being prepared for its first 'voyage'

Sunday, 3 February 2019

Krossholar

A rival lord has captured Krossholar, the location of the tomb of Jarl Ragnarsen's father.  Ragnarsen leads his mean to re-take the settlement. His forces approach via the more dangerous route through the forest .....

---oXo---

Ragnarsen and his men pause before they enter the forest ...
 as they move forward a giant snake is disturbed ...
one man is killed and the snake given some space moves away... as they slowly work their way through the forest some of the men are attacked by wolves ...
 other encounter bears ...

 Ragnarsen fells one of the bear with his axe .... the others are fended off ...
as they come to the edge of the forest, more trouble with wolves and another snake ...
 Ragnarsen and his men are now in sight of Krossholar, they have been spotted ...
they waste no time and charge through the archers into a thin shield wall of defenders.....
The defenders shield wall gives way, some of the defenders run for it while others fight to hold off the onslaught
they make a good fight of and just hold Ragnarsens men back.....
but Ragnarsen's men outflank and surround the 'die-hard' defending warriors - the rest of defenders have lost heart....
the remaining defenders run away....Krossholar is retaken.... Ragnarsen checks his fathers tomb is intact as his men finish mopping up and clearing the settlement...
[
Played through a solo game, trying out some new animal appearance rules (for the large snakes) - 

a useful handy link https://www.fantasynamegenerators.com/viking_town_names.php
]

Sunday, 27 January 2019

The flying boat ... (WIP - part 3)

Working on the wings of the flying boat. Finally settled on using some plastic palm fronds as a starter,
need fill up the gaps somehow - will try PVA initially.

Sunday, 20 January 2019

The flying boat ... (WIP - part 2)

A bit further along with the flying boat. I used the 'motion' & mast I had made and fitted them to a plastic boat hull; then made up some basic shaped wings and fitted these to the mast.
I need to do some work to make the wings better, then the whole model can be painted up.

Saturday, 19 January 2019

The flying boat ... (WIP - part 1)

I've started a little modelling project, I'm working on my version of the flying boat from one of the Noggin the Nog stories - The Flying Machine.

At the moment I've made the deck and the basic mechanism that is supposed to work the wings....

I may use a spare plastic boat hull and cut the deck to fit it (rather than build a new hull), then go on and make the wings.



Thursday, 29 November 2018

In Wargamers Annual 2019...

The core scenarios from the Struggle for Oppland shown in posts on this blog in 2015 have been pulled together into a 'mini-campaign' format article which has been published in this year's Wargamers Annual ...


Sunday, 25 November 2018

Rushagen - the demise of Sigi Thorsenson.....

While Sven Eriksen had been away on his last voyage, Sigi Thorsenson had attempted to usurp Eriksen's position as Jarl. The attempt failed and Sigi took refuge with his brother Harald at Rushagen.

When Sven Eriksen returned from his voyage he gathered his loyal supporters and set off after Thorsenson, tracking him down to Rushagen......

--oXo--
Sven Eriksen and his men march towards Rushagen ....
Men loyal to Thorsensen watch the approach to Rushagen ...
The lead group of Eriksen's men is spotted and the alarm horn is blown ....
Harald Thorsenson leads some men out of the settlement....
Eriksen's men attack the large rocky outcrop and work their way round the side of the settlement .... as the Thorsenson brothers organise their defence....
Eriksen's men close in on the defenders ...
The large rocky outcrop has been taken by Eriksen's men and the rest of his force move forward and charge home; the first attack is held off ...
Eriksen' men fall back, regroup and attack again ....
Eriksen's men have pushed through by the pig-pen .....
The Thorsenson brothers make a one more effort to stem the attack of Eriksen's and his men .....
They just about hold them off .....
But find themselves outflanked and outnumbered ..... Harald Thorsenson is killed and Sigi Thorsenson is captured - Eriksen confronts him ...
and then runs him through.